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spreading now. some doctors say it's the worst they've seen in decades. it includes people in our area that may be at risk. >> alert for women in one neighborhood. a serial fondler is on the loose. what police are ying to do to get him off the streets. fox5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. there's your live look outside. i think today is going to be -- i think i heard tucker use the word perfect for today's forecast. we'll find out. hey, it's friday, october 5th, 2012. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. happy you're with us. perfect is a real big word. >> it is. >> i got to know the deets. good morning. >> combine sunshine and temperatures about 80, pretty much perfect. >> i would agree. >> less humidity than what
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we've had around here the last couple of days. reagan national we're hanging out in the60s. 63degrees now after overnight low of 52. 60 at bwi marshall. lots of sunshine expected today. 53 at dulles. we're between system. cold front north and west of cincinnati. that will change our forecast later this weekend. i'll have details in a few minutes. for friday, lots of sunshine. low humidity and high temperatures near 80. enjoy what will beclose to a perfect afternoon. 81 at 5:00 p.m. and should be a dry friday. more details on the weather in just a minute. i am going to toss it to julie wright, who i hope is out there. good morning. >> i'm right here. on the roads this morning we've had problems. had a portion of rolling road blocked off fairfax county
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parkway because of poles across the highway. there's a portion of south lee road closed between joyce and hay street because of utility work as well. crew in skyfox is checking out the drive. actually we're going to the video. overnight an accident, a utility pole was struck and you can see the wires. that portion is closed between joyce and hayes, until hopefully around noon. no problems to report leaving the fairfax county parkway. 395 traffic slowing briefly at duke street. back inside quickly and we'll update the ride here, eastbound 66, no incidents to report. traffic volume is heavy out of manassas. slowing 50 to 123 and towards the beltway. southbound 270 with lanes open, no issues reported. trffic slow leaving 118 to 124. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. we have breaking news now from israel, where police say a
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young american opened fire at a hotel killing one person. israeli anti-terror units stormed the hotel and shot the american dead. he is described as in his 20s and may have been a former worker at the hotel. one report says he was on a work program that brings american jews to the red sea resort. turning now to the race for the white house, both presidential candidates will be in virginia today. in a few hours president obama heads to fairfax to george mason university. meanwhile, mitt romney is headed to the southwestern part of the state to rally coal supporters. anticipated september jobs report comes out in about an hour and a half. as doug luzader explains, it could have a big impact on the presidential race. >> reporter: this is the unemployment rate since president obama took office.
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it's been up and down, but all the focus today will be here at the very end, where it heads right before the election. for the white house, today's unemployment numbers probably confirm a cold reality, there just isn't much time left now for a major turnaround in the labor market before election day. the news from analysts may not be encouraging. >> we think the economy is going to be very sluggish as people sit back and wait to see how this fiscal cliff issue is dealt with by the new legislature and executive. >> reporter: that fiscal cliff is a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts due to hit at the end of the year after the election. the president coming off with what was widely seen as a lackluster debate performance, was in wisconsin yesterday with new found vigor. >> i want to export more products and outsource fewer jobs. >> reporter: that is a message he'll no doubt repeat at a
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campaign stop in virginia today. job growth is in positive territory, but not by much. and through so many months, it's been outpaced by population growth. mitt romney will be poised to strike, arguing that the unemployment rate understates the problem. >> if the same share of the workforce were engaged in looking for a job now as when the president took office, the unemployment rate wouldn't be at 8.1%, it will be 11.2%. >> reporter: both campaigns will be looking beyond today's numbers. october numbers come out on november 2nd, four days before the election. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. another big story developing today. health officials warn thousands more people could be at risk of getting a deadly form of
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meningitis. it's already included five lives. >> it stems from steroid shots manufactured at a company that is not subjected to fda regulations. wisdom martin is here instudio again with more on this one. dangerous stuff. >> very dangerous and scary. here is why, the products made at the compounding pharmacies contribute $3 billion a year. now the government is taking firm action. >> reporter: a tainted steroid solution is believed to have originated from the new england compounding center in massachusetts. >> 35 cases in six states. tragically, five have resulted in death. >> reporter: the fda is urging doctors not to use any products from the center. the cdc is working to inform those that may be at risk.
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>> we want to stay ahead of the curve and make sure we're proactive. >> reporter: richard jenkins may have been exposed. he was given three injections at a hospital in tennessee. he says he was contacted by health officials but not given clear instructions on how to proceed. >> they didn't say anything about the meningitis outbreak or if i needed to take precautio or symptoms to notify them or whatever. >> reporter: foothers, the warning came too late. >> to have a shot, six days later you're fighting for your life, and you lose your life. >> reporter: so far, all who have contracted the meningitis also received steroid shots for back pain. one new york doctor says the outbreak is the worst he's seen in decades. >> i've been safely giving epidural steroid injections for 22 years, and have never seen this or heard of anything like
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this. >> officials say the outbreak could get bigger. more than 17,000 vials have been shipped out with an unknown number of the vials reaching 100 facilities in 23 different states. it's important to note this form of meningitis is not contagious, as it's just ice lighted to those -- isolated to those who got the shots. it's scary to think how this unfolded. we hope no one else gets caught up in this. >> and we hope all those who need to be notified are notified quickly. >> thank you. a man jumped from a burning apartment on k street last night and was critically injured. he was rushed to the hospital and has potentially life- threatening injuries. three others were rescued by firefighters. two were treated for breathing thick black smoke coming from that blaze. a firefighter was also treated for a hand injury. police are asking residents in nature fax county to be --
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fairfax county to be on the lookout. a fondler is targeting women in the springfield area. sherri ly is there live and has more details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning allison. this serial fondler strikes any time, morning, midday and at night. the latest victim here in this springfield neighborhood. he has victimized now at least five women or teenaged girls, possibly more. police released a sketch of the suspect based on descriptions from the victims. in his 30s, neatly trimmed beard. he has fondled five people, usually approaching from behind. he gropes them and runs away. it's happened now at three different locations all in the springfield area. a fifth victim just came forward after police released information on the case. police want to get him off the streets. >> clearly he hasn't shown signs of stopping. so that's the concern, is that
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you have somebody out there who's doing something that is invasive, that is up setting and concerning to women. >> reporter: the victims have ranged in age from 15 to 40 years old. they say the suspect doesn't say anything. there really is no warning. the most recent case that was reported, the fifth victim, was here along hidling avenue. allison, back to you. >> sherri ly, thank you. tony, over to you. thank you very much. some of you are waking this morning to low or even no water pressure. overnight work to repair a water main near allen town road and kitty minister avenue took longer than expected. the service will likely be completely restored in the next half hour or so. weeks after the deadly
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attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, the u.s. has clearance to visit the scene. >> if you have a flight with american airlines today, might want to call ahead. why dozens of flights are being canceled. >> this sunday, the redskins will try to end a seven-game losing streak at home. the undefeated falcons are coming to town. we're going to break down the matchup in this morning's sports breakfast. >> as we take you to the break, a live look outside. we'll get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie next. that will get you pumped up on a friday. don't let them get you down. ♪ i get knocked down, but i get up again ♪ i get knocked down, but i get up again ♪ unr sweatshop nditions in china.
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making headlines this morning, for the first time a team of fbi agents has arrived in benghazi and has already left the city. the agency is investigating last month's deadly attack on the american consulate. they have 60 days to issue a report. police say it was a miracle no one was seriously hurt after this school bus plunged over a texas highway overpass, falling more than 15 feet. investigators say the bus was clipped by a car and landed on the door stop of a hotel below the overpass. one child and two adults were on board. they are all in stable condition. more fallout from two recent incidents involving loose seats on american airlines flights. while american scrambles to fix the problem, it's canceled 44 flights for today. yesterday airline officials began pulling nearly 50 planes out of service to make the
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repairs. all the planes should be back in service by tomorrow. if you're flying on american today, double-check. 44flights canceled. wow. that's big. >> yeah, it is. >> better safe, i know. >> sure. >> what's going on, tuck? >> friday and weather is going to cooperate. cool start, with temperatures in the 50s if you're outside the immediate urban areas. later today about 80, maybe 82. lots of sunshine, low humidity. >> awesome. >> check out my national map, allison. tony, you too, for that matter. >> yes. >> notice the lighter blues. that's chilly temperatures. international falls, minnesota is 32 this morning. hey, check out great falls, montana, 24 degrees. 34 in denver. may get first accumulates snow
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there. chilly temperatures off to our north and west. 43 now in chicago. we're 63 in washington. we'll be near 80 later today. that cooler air will get in here before the end of the weekend. there's the cold front, you can see it to the south and east of chicago. we're sunny today. beautiful afternoon. highs in the low 80s. dry for friday. a few showers later tomorrow. and then tomorrow night and sunday we'll have clouds with showers on again, off again for sunday. check out your high temperatures sunday. 81 today. 76 tomorrow. behind that front i just showed you, 57 degrees on sunday with some showers around for the redskins game. i know we have a game sunday afternoon. may have to bring an umbrella. might be showers around. a slow rebound early next week. 60 monday. probably 30s around here monday morning, too. >> layers. i think that's the key word. >> yeah. >> all right. will be fun. let's take a look at the traffic.
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for that we go to julie wright. >> my teeth chattering monday morning will be fun? >> chomp out a little beat for us. >> there you go. if you're going to do it, make it with rhythm, right? the crew in skyfox joining us, thank you very much, jeremy, for making your way back over to the scene. rolling road closed off between 276 and fairfax county parkway. we have a utility pole down. the roadway is shut down in each direction at north cumberland road. closed off each way until further notice. elsewhere, eastbound along 66, lanes are open, pace is slowing working out of manassas. 34miles per hour. traffic is heavy leaving 50 to 123. accident activity tying up the left side of the road. another crash reported 50 at
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graham road. stay to the left to get by. tough headed to the wilson bridge after route one. inner loop of the beltway, slowing headed to 295 out of oxon hill. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. thank you. it's time for sports breakfast. the man is here, dave ross, with a preview of sunday's matchup at fed ex field. >> on paper, you and i talk about this a lot offcamera, 4-0 atlanta coming in. looks like a tough one. do you get a weird feeling about this one? >> i do. >> almost a flip of the coin. should be a competitive game. rg3 was named the nfc player of the month. how about that? >> wow. >> not the week, but month. over 1300 yards of total offense. incredible. he's the number two rated passer. who is number one? >> matt ryan? >> mattie ice as they call him. he's cool as the other side of the pillow. got a lot of weapons over
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there. has gonzalez, the hall of fame tight end, white, jones in his second year, exploding out of alabama. michael turner in the back field. this offense gets a lot of credit for this 4-0 start. rightly so. ask jim haslan. >> got the hottest quarterback in the league, good runningback and two receivers that -- these two are really good. explosive guys. can make all the catches. big bodies. maybe the greatest all time tight end that's ever played. it's a great challenge for us. we've played pretty good offenses, so this is another challenge. good thing it's at home. hopefully we'll have our fans behind us. >> got to get the fans behind them. haven't been great at home as of late. when talking about that defense, i'm in the locker room yesterday talking to trent williams. we have a pretty good rapport, so i asked him abodefense. this is a veteran move in a way to get out of the interview.
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take a listen. >> i know 4-0, everybody talks about their offense, what do you see on tape? >> what do you feel on tape about the defense? >> technically i'm not supposed to do this interview. >> see what i mean? that's the way they get out of this thing. >> great. >> pulls rg3 in, and he says, it's not my day to talk. you're on your own. it's so smooth. looking at rg3, and trent is gone. that's what i have to deal with. more coming up, including the former redskins kicker will join us instudio. we'll talk about the special teams issues and see what he's doing to stay loose. >> thank you. >> no problem. >> see you in a bit. kicking off a program today to help residents become first time home buyers. coming up, what you need to do to see if you qualify. >> and -- >> go ahead. >> okay. bed bugs have moved into some
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apartments on a local college campus. yuck. what is being done to get rid of these tiny pests. we'll be right back. [ harry umlaut ] the five stages of muller. suspicion: it's yogurt, how good can it be?
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back now with an alert about bed bugs. several students at the university of maryland are reporting the blood sucking insects in their apartments, well written, it scares you. the complaints stem back to the beginning the semester when many of them noticed strange bites on their bodies. exterminaters have been called to the south commons seven apartments. today maryland state police debuting the first of the department's new medevac helicopters. total of 10 new choppers will be purchased. help is on the way for d.c. and prince george's county residents who want to become
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homeowners. a two-day workshop launches today at the convention center. more than a thousand potential home buyers are expected to attend to find out if they're eligible for d.c. city lift. that new program is sponsored by wells fargo and includes $7 million in assistance for d.c. and prince george's county. qualified home buyers will receive grants up to $20,000 to put towards their down payment. reregistration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome. information on our web site, >> good stuff. 7:26 now. still ahead, beatles fans are celebrating a special anniversary today. the anniversary of their band's first single release. do you know which song we're talking about? >> plus, a local high school is raising awareness about drinking and driving using a mock car crash. that one there is an example. after the break, the two people leading this campaign join us live to talk about the message to get the message out to as
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many young people as they can. >> as we head to the break, we've got a live look outside. let me tell you something, you're hearing donovan now. he's coming in here later this morning. he'll be in here during the 9:00 hour today. stay with us for that. we'll be right back. 7:27. >> my mom was like, donovan? [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller. [ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurt.
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♪ you know i love you ♪ i'll always be true ♪ >> it started 50 years ago today. the beatles mark a 50 year anniversary. on thisay in 1962, their first single in britain was released. it was "love me do." only recorded a month earlier, when ringo starr was new to the band. it eventually reached number 17 on the charts in the united states in 1964 in the flush of beatle mania and reached number one here. that started beatle mania. >> a few minutes ago we tried to stump tony with a random out there beatles question. >> what was it? >> i can't remember the question anymore. but he got it like that. >> it was a good question.
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there you go. 50 years ago. >> amazing. >> really is. obviously changed everything in music and all that. there you go. all right. >> before i do the weather, i want to thank jerry and d.c. power style. remember a couple of days ago i had the wardrobe malfunction. >> yeah, your collar kept popping out. very nice. and you're looking sharp. >> thank you. makes a big difference. >> sure. >> so they're fashion people? >> yes. >> i need some help. i'm going to talk to them. >> i'll get you in touch with them. >> it's ridiculous. >> but it's a good looking tie. >> thank you. i don't do them right. maybe they can help me. >> excellent. >> that's really nice. >> was very sweet. let's do weather. temperatures in the 50s overnight, low sixties. collar looks okay? >> looks like a well put
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together young man. >> thank you, allison. i like the young part of that. warm friday, cooler weekend. much cooler weekend. low 80s today. tomorrow in the 70s. by sunday, mid-50s. get ready for a real cooldown. temperatures now reagan national 63 degrees. much cooler overnight and much less humidity than what we've had over the last couple of mornings. 54 manassas now. 37 frederick and leonardtown is 55. not expecting rain showers today. i don't think you'll see more than a few passing fair weather clouds today. we're between systems. there's our front from yesterday, south and east of us. got in on the cooler and drier air. next cold front, that will get in here later tomorrow. wake up with a little sunshine to start your saturday. clouds move in tomorrow afternoon. could be a few late-day showers and showers tomorrow night. this front will hang up across the region sunday. we'll get a little area of low pressure that will ride along
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that. could have showers sunday and much, much cooler air. highs sunday in the 50s. 81 today, enjoy it. mostly sunny skies. less humidity, winds north and west 5 to 10. 62 tonight. winds northwest 5. here's your weekend forecast, accu weather weekend forecast, 76 tomorrow with late-day showers. sunday looks mostly cloudy. chilly with showers. highs in the 50s. only get up to 60 monday. you get the idea. gradually warming up next week. blast of chilly october air by sunday afternoon. that's a look at weather. let's do traffic with julie wright. >> tucker, on the roads now kind of busy. delays on 66 working inbound down to 48 miles per hour headed east out of manassas. the accident activity eastbound 50, move to the right to get by. inner loop slowing leaving springfield to gallows road. problem with accident activity reported route 4 westbound, inbound towards the capitol
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beltway. follow police direction. other side of town, delays southbound along 270 inbound. leaving germantown not too bad south of 118. south of 124 past shady grove road. delays on the outer loop of the beltway. all lanes open, southbound on the baltimore washington parkway, slowing between 196 and powder mill. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. students at winston churchill high school are getting a course in drunk driving. they've been exposed to a staged car crash. today they'll hear from a man who knows firsthand about the dangers and consequences and he's not that much older than the teen students. joining us from churchill is steven chaken and the man he
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prosecuted. his goal is to scare as many teens as possible from driving while intoxicated. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. >> good morning. thank you for having us. >> steven, tell me more about the event that's going on there today. >> today we are going to be addressing the entire school today about the issues, about public safety, that people are being killed while they drink and drive. we need parents and children to focus on these issues, to understand there are danger zones, after school, friday night, saturday night. if they're not aware of what their children are and what they're doing, they're in danger. we want to save a live and enable others to save people about taking keys and making good decisions. that's our goal to work together to save lives. >> do events like this one, do you think they really drive the point home? >> absolutely. i think that kids listen.
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when you hear shawn talk about the weight he carries from killing two people, from being incarcerated, from meeting me in the worst possible situation, you can hear a pin drop. these kids and the parents need this message, and shawn's impact is great. we're being proactive here as well as reactive. >> shawn, how did you get teamed up with the man who prosecuted you? >> steve came to me one time when i was getting out of jail, and he asked me if i wanted to be proactive in the community, asked me if i wanted to help people. i more than obliged. i was happy to. i want to really point out that this is a dangerous thing. people can't take this as a joke anymore. it's been more proactive in the past year or two, there's been more accidents, more drinking, more alcohol and we really want to drive home the point that it is very easy to go out there
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and kill somebody just as i did, and we can't have that happen in our community anymore. >> when -- this was 2007, am i correct, when you were involved in this? >> it was november 19, 2006. >> 2006, okay. when this happened, you had been drinking. what were you thinking, or were you just not thinking? did you just think, well, nothing is going to happen to me, i'm only a teenager? >> of course, i had the invinciblity factor. you think you can do it every single time. we like to call it the invinciblity factor. every time you do it, it's the next step to doing it again. every time you make it home safely, you think nothing will happen to me. nothing can go wrong.
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i know how to do this. really, it was an incompetent decision on my part and it cost two lives. >> do you think about it every day? >> absolutely. every day you wake up, you think about it, you think how can i be more proactive in the community? how can i keep other people from having to deal with what i dealt with, the emotional toll, the physical toll, it's really overwhelming. >> steven, let me ask you the thing i think that's the hardest about this is that -- and it's fairly natural, young people just think nothing bad is going to happen to them. is that the key factor here when it comes to making bad decisions like something like that? >> it is. it's inexperience. it is truly inexperience. we need to grab people. we need to grab parents and children and say, stand up, be accountable for your own actions and other people's actions. make a difference. too many people sit on the couch, they see something like
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this and goes in one ear and out the other. we need people to make good decisions. your children are. if you know where an alcohol matter is, report that. drinking and driving kills people. statistics show it's not always the drunk driver that gets killed. it's the innocent person that hasn't been drinking that's in the car with the drunk driver. we need to empower our children and youth to make good decisions. this is a way to do it. this message is important. it starts at home with good conversations around the dinner table with your family. these conversations have to be had. >> steven and sean, thank you for spending time with us. i know you're involved in a program that begins in a couple of moments so we'll let you go. thank you. >> thank you. >> powerful stuff. thanks, tony.
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we're here with your look at what is new and note worthy in the week ahead. it is your rundown for the week of october 8th. monday, columbus day is a federal holiday, meaning federal government offices are closed. tuesday, october 9th, is a big deadline in the nation's capital for the presidential election next month. tuesday will be the last day for district residents to put in their voter registration by
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mail. after that, they'll have to be hand delivered. wednesday, october 10th, at 8:30 a.m., former republican senate leader releases two new reports from the buy partisan policy center. thursday, october 11th, at 2:00 p.m., foreign policy research institute will host a discussion with top policy experts on iran's attempts to spread its influence in latin america and iran's president's efforts to reach out to governments there. on friday, october 12th, at 9:30 a.m., at the american enterprise institute panelists will be debating whether or not the expansion of u.s. safety nets like unplacement make recessions worse by reducing incentives to work. that is your capital rundown for the week starting october 8th, 2012. you can find all these events and more on our web site,
7:45 am reach out to us on twitter, hashtag capitalrundown. see you next week. something new we're doing. >> it is. >> at night and in the morning as well. >> coming up later today, david blaine has another stunt planned. hello, david blaine in that box. some may remember when he spent 44 days in that glass box in good old london. >> now he has a new stunt that involves a lot of high voltage. for three days starting today, he'll be surrounded by a million volts of electricity. it's open to the public at pier 54 in new york city. spectators can control the electricity around him and keep him awake the whole time. he calls it, electrified, 1 million-volts always on. kind of a long title. >> i don't enjoy it. i don't. i'm sorry. i don't enjoy it at all. >> when he was -- what was the one he did, he was david blaine
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frozen in time. >> he was in ice, wasn't he? >> he was in ice. >> the next day we did a parody, tony perkins frozen in fish sticks. we had built a replica of what he did. i was in the middle of a bunch of frozen fish sticks. >> real fish sticks? >> yeah. >> did you have on a body suit? did you smell? >> they were still in their boxes actually. >> that's funny. >> it was funny. we heard from him later. he was not amused. >> i don't get the sense he has a sense of humor. >> doesn't seem to. >> which is important, the likability factor. if i can control your electricity and i don't like you, that's an issue. >> here's the thing, it's just around him. >> remember the globe thing, the sharper image, you could touch it? >> uh-huh. >> still, i don't like that. >> a certain portion of the population doesn't like him. >> it seems a bit cheese ballish to me. that's the other thing, too. >> david will be on in the next
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hour to talk about it. >> what? >> kidding. >> you have to make a living and he's making a splashy one. but i pass on it. okay. i want to see tony in fish sticks. >> we should bring that back. >> should do that again. >> 63 now in washington. going to be a gorgeous day. sunshine, low humidity. about 80. low 80s for a few of us. chicago, 43 degrees. see the darker blues. guess where that's headed? >> our way. >> our direction, yes. cold front, this is tomorrow's forecast. today, we're fine, lots of sunshine. late day showers tomorrow. temperatures in the mid-70s tomorrow. but that cold front means business. when it gets through here tomorrow, our temperatures will plummet. afternoon highs sunday only in the 50s. mid-50s. >> what? >> got a redskins game, boat show in annapolis, a lot of outdoor things. >> taste of d.c.
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>> yes. 81 today. 57 sunday. about 25 degrees cooler by sunday afternoon. >> it's so random, tucker. >> it's october. >> it's not random? today it's 81 and monday it's 60, that's not random? strange, that's all i'm saying. >> with the cold front coming through, saturday night into sunday, could some of our friends to the north and west see a snowflake or two? >> close call, but probably not. the cold air -- >> i'm not talking about here, but maybe western maryland? >> it will be close. >> okay. cool. just wondering. >> interesting. julie, high of 60 monday. tony says that's normal. today will be 80. >> i didn't say it was normal. >> he said it was normal. >> i did not. but it wasn't random. >> tony's definition of normal and mine are very different. >> that is true. >> tony! [ laughter ] >> southbound 270 leaving 124
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headed to the split, outer loop of the beltway below speed. all the lanes are open. if you are traveling in virginia, better news, outer loop of the beltway, stalled car cleared. traffic slowing down to about 48 miles per hour eastbound along 66. crash moved over to the shoulder. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. thanks, julie. you may have to adjust some of your week travel plans. metro is doing more track work. red line trains will single track between judiciary square and fort totten. and orange line between stadium armory and cheverly. normal service resumes tuesday morning. probably seen them scattered in nightclubs downtown or on your parked car. a d.c. council member wants to crack down on fliers left on
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windshields. >> the concern is they're littering streets over the city and residents are tired of picking them up. matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: they make a huge mess, those fliers left on car windshields often end up on the ground, littering streets and sidewalks. council member jim graham hears the complaints from people sick of cleaning them up. >> there are a lot of them. >> reporter: he is proposing legislation to stop what he thinks leads to littering. fining those who place the flyers on the windshields. he's not sure who will enforce it yet. >> we want to look at who else can issue the violations. our traffic control officers, parking control officers might be authorized to do it. >> reporter: what graham is proposing could come with a legal challenge. some think it could violate freedom of speech. >> i don't think putting a flier under a windshield wiper is littering. >> reporter: arthur spitzer with the aclu says similar laws have been reviewed by judges in other parts of the country. >> a number of federal courts
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have looked at this very issue in places that have enacted laws banning leaflets on cars. one of the courts thought it was okay. >> reporter: graham, who is a lawyer himself, has worked with the council's attorney to draft the legislation. neither want to violate the constitution, they just want to clean up the city. >> i believe in freedom of speech. but i think there's an opportunity to regulate this. >> reporter: graham says his ears are open and looks forward to a public discussion. he wants to hear from both sides. in the newsroom, matt ackland, fox 5 news. why one museum in the district will be closed for the next couple of months. >> first, time for our facebook fan of the day. i love this picture. we say hello to kisha mason. it's so cute. she says she looks forward to the daily segment because it's her cue that her work day is
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over. enjoy your weekend. for your chance to be monday's fan of the day, log onto our facebook page and leave a comment under kisha's super cute photo. 7:51. we'll be right back.
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i'm barack obama, anand i approe this message. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment...
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even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? all right. dozens of bars and restaurants in d.c. will stay open around the clock before monday's holiday. it's a test of a new alcohol policy. according to the "washington post," the d.c. alcoholic beverage regulation administration is letting 42 bars and restaurants stay open sunday night into monday morning and they can serve alcohol until 4:00 in the morning. the move is designed to raise $3 million in revenues. the national guard museum in d.c. is set to undergo
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renovations to include a tribute to the guard's service since 9/11. it will close monday to begin the project. it will include pieces from the world trade center, soldiers' uniforms. it plans to reopen november 1st. finally this hour, that special bond between a dog and his human companion, john dolan was admitted to the hospital last week, and his faithful buddy was so upset about it, he set out to track his owner down. guess what? he found him more than 2 miles away. he likely went under a parkway and across a busy four-lane road to get to the hospital. but a hospital worker found the dog on the street outside the building. a couple of days later, the dog tried a sec visit. got to come home, dad. >> stories like that are amazing. really are. apple cider, hay rides and
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pumpkins waiting for you at cox farm in centreville. we're live coming up at 8:00. >> funny man tom papa is stopping by the fox studios. he is in the district for two standup performances. >> funny guy. remember this guy? i remember him fondly. former redskins' kicker joins us live in studio coming up at 8:30. and it's good! that's nice to see. 
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stopping the spread of a deadly infection. at least 35 people sickened from a tainted steroid and health officials say thousands more could be at risk. >> plus, mitt romney's reversal, after defending those 47% remarks for weeks, the on the rise republican nominee calls them a complete mistake. we'll tell you why. >> later, surging gas prices and more grounded flights. why the postsummer travel season is off to a rough start. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. happy you're with us on this
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friday morning. t.g.i.f., everybody. >> yep. i was at a gas station yesterday. i paid i think $4.39 for gas. i only got a few gallons. it's crazy. >> it is crazy. >> it should be dropping. tucker barnes is here this morning with more on our forecast. >> the worst part that is when the normal is you expect to pay $4. >> you're excited, $4! >> i only paid $3.97. going to be beautiful. 80 with lots of sunshine later today. satellite radar, quiet. cloud cover north and west. that's our next cold front moving in the afternoon tomorrow. enjoy today and tomorrow. beautiful early next week, but on the cool side. reagan national, 63 degrees. 54 dulles. bwi marshall 62. here's your forecast for friday, should be wonderful out
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there. high temperatures in the low 80s, with low humidity and not expecting rain today. i'll have details on the weekend forecast coming up in a couple of minutes. busy on the beltway. outer loop delays leaving 95 continuing towards georgia avenue. no accidents to report on the beltway. georgia avenue accident activity reported. route 50 slow from inside of the beltway leaving 410 headed to new york avenue. tied up out of rockville headed to the split. delays on the outer loop of the beltway. southbound 95 cleaning up a car fire. stay to the left to get through. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. thank you very much.
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a nationwide health alert. officials now say thousands of people could be at risk of getting fungal meningitis after getting steroid shots for back pain. so far, 35 people in six states have been diagnosed with the infection. at least five people have died. officials say the contaminated shots might have been delivered to as many as 23 states from a massachusetts pharmacy. already cases reported here in virginia and maryland. now health clinics are scrambling to notify patients who got the injections between july and september. >> cdc is working with state and local health departments to contact patients who may have received injections at the facilities who received the recalled lots of this medication to inform that they may have been exposed, to find out if they're having symptoms and instruct them to seek health care should they be ill. >> the officials say symptoms
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occur usually between one to two weeks after infection. they include fever, new or worsening headache or neck stiffness. new this morning, all eyes are on the labor department, with just about 30 minutes until it releases the latest unemployment report. economists say september's jobless rate likely rose to 8.2%, higher than last month. but they also say the economy is slowly but steadily improving, with 111,000 jobs added. fresh off the first debate, president obama and mitt romney head to opposite sides of the commonwealth. the president will speak at a rally in fairfax. governor romney meantime spent the night in fisherville and will be back in the old dominion again monday to give a foreign policy address. speaking of the debate, the
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president's team admits it's adjusting its strategy after a performance many consider sub par from the president. meanwhile, mitt romney reversed course last night. take a listen. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that's completely wrong. >> who depend on government -- >> the former governor talking about his 47% comment, which up until now stood by as not eloquently stated. he says he cares about 100% of the people. we have a warning for women in fairfax county. police say there is a serial fondler on the loose. he's approached at least five women in the springfield area. that's where fox 5's sherri ly is standing by this morning with more. >> reporter: a fifth victim
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just came forward after police had released information on these cases. she was walking right here in this springfield neighborhood. it is the same place where another woman says she was victimized by what police believe is a serial fondler. fairfax county police released a sketch of the suspect, described as in his 30s, with dark eyes and neatly trimmed beard. victims say he comes up behind them, grabs them and fondles them and runs away. he's victimized women and teenage girls at three different locations police say, all in the springfield area. one teenaged victim who talked to fox 5 says the man didn't say anything. >> i was looking and i saw a shadow on the sidewalk, and then i feel his arms around me. he started to touch me. i never met this guy before, i never saw him. he keep touching me for five
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seconds or around that, so i push him back, and i had time to look at him. i saw his face, but he was wearing glasses and a red hat. he started running away towards the school. >> reporter: the suspect seems to strike at any time, in the morning, midday and at night. given the number of victims, police do believe there might be more people out there who just haven't come forward yet. one man we talked to here in this neighborhood told us he believes the suspect has to live somewhere around here, because all of the five cases that have been reported so far have been in this general vicinity. that's the latest here in springfield, back to you. >> thank you very much. also this morning, four people, including a firefighter, are recovering from injuries from a fire last night in northwest. it happened along k street. police say one victim suffered critical injuries after jumping from the second floor. still no word on a cause or the
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extent of the damage. 8:07 now. still ahead in this hour, the state of the redskins special teams. >> dave ross joins us live with a special guest, as the redskins get ready to host undefeated atlanta. >> plus, so much for the after summer relief from high gas prices, right? we're going to tell you where drivers are paying more than five dollars a gallon. 8:08now. we'll be right back. [ male annououncer ] we the people, the middle class,
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who move our country forward, work hard, raise families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class,
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raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. new developments this morning from israel, where two people are dead, including the gunman, after an american opened fire at a hotel dining room. happened early this morning in the resort city, a resort city there. investigators say the tourist, who may have worked at the hotel, grabbed a gun from the hoe sell security guard and -- hotel security guard and shot into the dining room and shot and killed a kitchen worker. he then barricaded himself in the kitchen before he was shot and killed by israeli forces.
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still no word on a motive for this attack. sources tell the "new york times" it was more likely a case of work place violence than terrorism. american airlines says it knows now why several seats came loose. they say a combination of normal wear and tear, poor design and soda spilled into the tracks caused it. it's canceled more than 40 flights today and 50 flights yesterday to fix the problem. they say all will be fixed by tomorrow. while the rest of the country could see relief in the pumps, drivers in california may not be lucky. recent refinery outages and pipeline problems caused prices to jump as much as 18 cents. the average price for a gallon of gas in california is expected to hit more than $4.30, with some parts seeing more than five dollars. the national average is $3.78. let's switch gears now and
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head over to tucker. he's got something great. >> it's time for the my first 5 photo. >> let's do it. it's friday, and the weather will be beautiful, so let's say hello to future hokie -- >> oh, yes. alaina. >> alaina, thank you. >> she's a hokie through and through. >> wearing the colors with pride. the 16-month-old is decked out in her virginia tech cheerleading outfit in honor of her parents' alma mater. >> showing that school pride. what better way to do that than with alaina. how cute. >> that school has great spirit. >> didn't you go to the game last week? >> i did. a lot of nice people. everybody decked out. >> good game, too, wasn't it? we love the picture and love your smile. >> i wish it could be a video, because i know she is busting a
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cheer out now. >> colors are perfect for october. >> they are. >> go to to submit your child's picture, and click on mornings. let's do temperatures. temperatures will be in the 80s later today. low 80s. should be very comfortable and the reason why, the humidity that we had around here the last couple of days left late yesterday afternoon in the evening hours. waking up to comfortable conditions outside. i want to show you the big picture. 63 in washington. focus off to the north and west. fargo this morning, 31 degrees. great falls, 23 degrees. so there is a pool of very chilly air. unseasonbly cooler air. it gets cooler in october, but not typically in the 20s. they picked up pretty good snows in portions of western minnesota yesterday. that pool of very cool air is headed in our direction. chicago now is 42. the cold air marching to the east and will be working its
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way towards the mid-atlantic during the day tomorrow and by sunday, our high temperatures are only going to be in the 50s. 80s today and 50s sunday. there's your cold front, north and west of cincinnati. again, that will get in here late tomorrow and bring us a rather cloudy, cool day to end your weekend. accu weather seven-day forecast, 81 today. 57 with showers around sunday. notice a very gradual warmup early next week. highs monday, 60 degrees. 30s around here monday morning. that's a look at weather. i think i'm tossing to julie wright. i am. julie, good morning. >> all right, tucker, on the roads, busy rides and sunshine delays, especially around the top stretch of the beltway continuing from university boulevard headed to new hampshire. 95 around to the greenbelt. stalled car checking the bw
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parkway. no problems on the beltway. georgia avenue near amherst and university avenue. eastbound 66 headed in to the tr bridge, looks good here. but checking for a car stopped inbound across the tr bridge. keep your eyes peeled for that. george washington parkway traffic slowing southbound. northbound delays from the key bridge. traffic slow to duke street. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thanks, julie. the first presidential debate is the big topic on this weekend's fox news sunday with a special guest that will dissect the body language and the answers given by the candidates. chris wallace of course is the host of the show and he joins us with a preview. good morning, chris. >> good morning, allison. >> the nation watched as these two men went at it. you'll be taking a closer look sunday. >> we'll have our own debates. a senator from new hampshire, a
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key swing state, she is a rising star. what you're referring to is we're going to talk to the debate guru, a republican debate consultant. he was michele bachmann's debate coach for a while, and she got great at the debates last summer, then mitt romney in the florida debate, where he obliterated newt gingrich. he got so much credit, that the romney camp let him go. we're going to talk to him, not to push romney or attack the president, whatever, but basically give us a lesson on how you debate and to take a look at clips almost like game tape for the redskins, and say here's where a guy did something good, here's where somebody did something bad and explain what he would tell one of his clients about how you debate. >> it's so important, because for everybody watching, they really got a more clear idea about who these gentlemen are, fair or not fair, i don't know. we're going to leave that up to
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you to decide. but i must say, that's interesting background, because i think mitt romney came out very strong. i think everybody does agree with that in that debate. >> i'll give you one subtle example, allison, when obama was talking, and they've always got to figure they're on a split screen, because they don't know when the networks will take a split screen, always looking at obama with an engaged smile. meanwhile when romney was talking, obama was looking down and sometimes had the feeling of a school teacher scolding a school kid. it was bad body language for obama. i'm sure that's something that debate coaches say, look, always assume there's a camera on you and always look pleasant and interested and engaged, even when you're not talking. >> interested. we're reporting this morning the president's team is adjusting its strategy and we've seen mitt romney further go into his 47% comment, saying
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he cares of course about 100% of americans. proof this is still ever evolving, chris? >> absolutely. we have more than a month still till the election, and look, it was a good first debate. i don't think there's any question that romney won. but there are two more debates, the vice presidential debate. and a month of day-to-day campaigning, and obama has been more effective in that campaigns and ads than romney has. the best you can say for romney, this was in danger of slipping away from him if he had a bad debate. he's made it competitive again, but a long way away from winning and both sides will go back with renewed vigor. >> how important is the vice presidential debate? >> i don't think terribly. people, according to all the political scientists, they vote for top of the ticket. i think millions of people will watch, and be helpful to romney after his victory in the first debate if ryan were to beat biden. but i think it's more
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entertainment, you know, and entertainment that tells you what a political junkie i am if that's my idea of a good time. i don't think it's something that really matters. biden, palin last time, i don't think it made a big difference. >> this time of year, we are all engaged. chris thank you for joining us. see you sunday. >> remember one thing, thursday the night of the debate, also the second home game for the nationals. >> what are you going to do, chris? >> i get paid. i'll be watching the debate. >> okay. >> if i weren't being paid, you know what i'd be doing. >> good to see you, and go nats. you can catch the show sunday morning right after fox 5 morning news. also coming up, idol tension. don't know if this is going to work on that show. the angry back and forth between two judges goes public. >> later, celebrating a nearly three-decade old tradition. sarah is live at centreville
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with the world famous hay ride. we'll be back. it's 8:20.
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the rumble in the air conditioned auditorium takes over washington university. john stewart and bill o'reilly go head to head in an online
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debate. that should be good. metro will use the three day columbus day weekend for an extra day of track work. beginning tonight they'll single track on parts of the red and orange lines. expect delays of up to 15 minutes. also taking advantage of the holiday weekend, d.c. drinkers. the city is -- yeah. the city has given 42 bars and restaurants permission to stay open sunday into monday and serve capitol until 4:00 a.m. monday. am i the only one -- >> i'm going to get my mama on and say, drink responsibly, everyone. >> it's expected to raise about $3 million in revenue from the extended alcohol sales before a holiday. the saga continues, new details about the cat fight between "american idol" judges nicki minaj and mariah carey. >> the screaming match caught
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on tape aired on of course. mariah carey on "the view" says nicki minaj threatened to shoot her after the argument. she denied the claims, but mariah is hiring extra security in case. remember to watch "american idol" here on fox 5. i liked it when simon was the only diva on the show. >> what happens on that show? those two might not make it through the whole year. it could be crazy. >> i know they signed contracts, so they'll still get paid and maybe they'll go on their separate ways. >> we'll see. still ahead, no diva here, we're going to talk about the state of the redskins after last week's missed field goals and a matchup with unbeating atlanta. we have special guest, graham gano, who many of us have been talking about during the last week or so. he is the former redskins' kicker. he is here in the studio. you're watching fox 5 morning
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making headlines, here at home and around the world, the united nations strongly condemned syria for shelling turkey and killing five women and children. turkey stopped short of declaring war. syria has apologized. in the meantime, syrian war planes this morning have been bombarding the city of hun. a new film will air on national geographic about the bin laden raid. national geographic says the film's air date was chosen to promote the start of the fall season and is not related to politics. washington nationals will finally learn tonight who they'll face in the playoffs.
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it will be the winner of tonight's wildcard game between atlanta and st. louis. the nats clinched home field advantage, but with the new format, they play the first two playoffs games on the road and the last three at home. the team will be back in nats' park wednesday. >> can i say something? i don't know why anyone would watch any other morning show. in the last two minutes, i shook hands with graham gano, who dave ross with talk to here, tom papa, the comedian, very funny is here, and donovan is here in the green room. just said hi to all of them. >> mind boggling. >> it's great. >> perhaps they don't know we're here. we'll go all around town this week telling them about our show. >> maybe on a bus -- >> no, we'll go around. >> we could be on the bus yelling out the window. >> watch us! that mike scare people, though. >> overnight lows into the 50s
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and low 60s. 63 now in washington. 61 leonardtown. leonardtown, you were in the low 50s earlier today. mother nature going to deliver a perfect day. lots of sunshine, less humidity than yesterday. and high temperatures expected in the low 80s. sneak outdoors later this afternoon. will be nice. sunshine, clear skies expected across the area. our front from yesterday well to the south and to the east. i want you to focus north and west. that area of rain shower activity and cloud cover, that's our next cold front. it's heading in our direction. there is the same cold front, the same chilly air mass that was responsible for dropping yeah, early season winter weather across portions of minnesota yesterday. it's no doubt about it, unseasonably cool pool of air moving in. forecast for tomorrow, again today, lots of sunshine. this is the forecast for tomorrow. that cold front will start to move through during the day tomorrow. i think much of the day tomorrow will be dry. late in the afternoon tomorrow,
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tomorrow night, some showers. the front will hang up just to our south sunday. keep the cloud cover around with possibility of additional showers around here sunday. our high temperatures on sunday will only be in the mid-50s. remember today will be in the 80s. a real cooldown. 81 today. gorgeous. sunshine. perfect conditions to start your weekend. late-day showers saturday. daytime high sunday in the 50s for the redskins game sunday afternoon. that's the latest weather. back to you at the desk. thanks. the redskins take on the undefeated atlanta falcons sunday. after last week's performances, the question this week is the kicker. >> he missed three field goals before booting the last minute game winning one. some fans are calling for a change. what a setup this is. dave ross is here with more. good morning. >> don't you love d.c.? that's the way it is.
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miss a kick, people go crazy. made the stands understandably nervous. graham, great to see you. thanks for coming on. we appreciate the time, as always. graham, you and i, you've been kicking for the redskins the past three years, until this year. so you know about that pressure. explain to the people what it's like to be out there kicking. >> for me, it was more fun than anything. been doing it since high school. when you go out there for a game winning field goal, it's fun. >> a rush? >> exam. it's a rush. you do it so much in practice, it's all about repetition. you're used to it and go out in the game and perform. >> in front of 80,000 people, no big deal, game on the line, go out there and have a good time with it. >> yeah, i think anybody would to say there's no nerves. i think that's something that helps you in the end. >> these are the kicks.
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billy was five of six before before sunday's struggles, to be fair. is it a mental thing when you miss the first one. you've never missed three in a game. for billy, i got to be honest, when the fourth one came up for the game winner, i was nervous. this is the third one here and squeaks in the 41-yarder. mental at this point? >> a lot of kicking is mental. miss three kicks in a row, definitely affect you mentally. in the end, he hit the big one. in the end, nobody is going to remember the ones he missed. they'll remember you won the game. >> i know defensive backs say if i get burned on a play, i have to put it behind me and let it go. miss a kick, same principle? >> they say that. of course, you can't really push it out of your mind. yeah, you have to find a way to forget about it. each kick is a new kick. if you're dwelling on the ones you missed, it will affect you.
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you have to stay positive and make the next one. >> the last time the redskins won at home was week two last year against the cardinals. you had a hand in that victory, if i'm not mistaken, by kicking that game winning field goal. again, not easy to do. but it's what you get paid to do, make the money kick as you talked about, billy made the money kick last week to win the game. again, you thrive on situations like this. >> that's the most fun. he about crushes my chest, picking me up and squeezing me. those are the kicks you live for. you definitely remember those. you wake up every day thinking about those kicks. i want to go back out there and kick field goals for someone, and get that feeling again. >> what are you doing now to stay loose? how are you staying in nfl ready shape? >> you know, i'm enjoying it. i'm able to spend a lot of time at home with my wife and son.
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he's running around tackling me and stuff. i think i'm driving my wife crazy being around the house. kicking twice a week and lifting a lot. >> if the call comes now, you're ready to go. >> yeah. >> tony, what have you got? >> just in case, right leg -- >> the golden leg. keep it ready. >> keep it comfortable. >> thank you, tony. seriously, somebody calls tomorrow, you're ready to go? >> i'm ready now. i have my phone ready. >> got your leg up on a pillow. >> yeah, ready to go. >> we have a good time in the locker room and back in the day. when i called your answering machine, this is what i gotten the answering machine. if we can play this, please, people. ♪ never going to let you go ♪ >> is there really on your answering machine? >> you're going to embarrass me. i can't even talk right now. if you look it up on the internet, you have to look it
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up and learn about it. every time somebody calls me -- >> rick ashley. >> yeah. >> fsu guy, good sport. see you back in the league soon. tony, thanks for the pillow. >> take care of that foot. >> i'll use that for a nap later. >> i'll take it home. >> if an nfl team calls and that's what they get, they might hang up, i don't know. >> i might need to change that. >> i like it, graham gano. i like it. >> thank you, guys. that's great. still ahead at 8:00, actor and comedian tom papa drops by. he's next. we'll check with what he's working on. he's in town this weekend at the improv and we'll talk all about that, too. i'll do it. bond, james bond. bond. that iconic name, the signature drink, and that six-pack on
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that man. we are marking 50 years of 007 on the silver screen. not that one. that one. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? we have a news alert with
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information just colonel in on the unemployment front. the september jobless report came into the newsroom and shows a big drop in the unemployment rate. last month's numbers show it fell from 8.1% down to 7.8%. the government says employers added 114,000 jobs in september. take a look now ahead at the weekend's box office. director tim burton puts a new twist on an old flick, and actor liam neeson comes back to the big screen in franken weenie. not neeson's movie. burton paid tribute to the frankenstein movie. it showcases a boy who loses his dog and uses science to bring him back to life. and liam neeson comes back with revenge in the sequel to 2008's "taken." he takes on killers seeking revenge for a murder committed
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in the first film. you can see reviews for both movies at a any of the-year franchise still going strong. today marks five decades since james bond hit the big screen in the classic film "dr. no." sean connery filled the shoes in that first one. daniel craig now plays bond. he'll be back in theaters next month in "skyfall." it's the 23rd official film. >> amazing. on this friday morning we have a lot for you still coming up. but coming up next, comedian and radio show host, tom papa -- >> papa. >> you got me all jacked up. >> i did it to you, sorry. papa is in town for a gig at the improve. is he smiling? he's still smiling. first he'll join us live instudio. >> will feel more like fall
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this weekend, so might be time for a world famous hay ride. good morning, sarah. >> reporter: good morning. we're at what seems to be the world famous cox farms this morning. and we are here in time for their fall festival going on all month long. this will be the year to come out here. if you've never been here, the pumpkin crop i understand may be one of the best. i'll explain why coming up when fox 5 morning news returns. stay with us. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class."
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want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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we can't afford four more years. i"i'm not in favor of a a$5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks?
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because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? 8:46. you know him from his appearances on late night talk shows, from his radio show, and movies like "the informant" with matt damon. now tom papa is in town to perform at the d.c. improv. it kicked off last night. he is here live and in person. here's what i love about you. >> what? >> you're smart. smart comedy. >> when people come to my shows, they don't laugh, they go, yeah, he's got a point.
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>> how did the show go last night? >> it was great. i was hilarious. really good. the first show is always exciting, because it's the first one where i'm away from my family. i'm in a hotel, alone. i'm so excited to kind of spills onto the stage. >> is that hard -- you have kids? >> i do have kids. i have two kids. love them to death. we're in a good spot, because i'm finally done raising them, which is awesome. they're 9 and 6. i made it. it was hard. took a while, but i made it. >> are they out of the house? >> just about. you should see their christmas list. it's appliances and furniture now. i think they have an apartment in detroit. honestly, i can't discipline them anymore. i'm done. i can't fight with little people about their little problems anymore. we're going to be together what, nine more years? let's have a good time. >> there you go. >> part as friends. >> i love that attitude. >> i want them to look back and
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go, dad was cool. i like dad. >> i have a 9-year-old, and i feel the same way often. >> mom, different story. she's the bad cop. she does all the work, god bless her. but she's not very popular around the house. >> you win the popularity contest. >> she wakes up angry. as soon as her eyes open, has everyone done what they're supposed to do? i know you're supposed to be a united front against these little people trying to kill you. she's off the charts, i can't do it. the kids and i roll our eyes all day long. everybody put their towels away, get to bed. they're like, dad! i'm like, i know! >> that makes for a better marriage. >> you get to go to sleep. i have four more hours of this. >> you come back here with some frequency. you like the whole political thing? >> yeah. i took the train down from new york, which is always fun.
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it was funny, because it was the night of the debate, so everybody was really racing through to get to the cab, and you could sense everybody -- there is definitely more of a political vibe here, of course. so it was kind of cool to watch the debate from d.c. >> did you watch it? >> i did. >> what did you think? >> what a snoozer. really. i mean, you know, i never thought i'd miss the ortary skills of george bush. at least that guy was funny. we wanted something serious, and they're two smart guys. they're serious. there's a reason a lot of people don't watch c span. >> like a college lecture almost. all of a sudden, mitt was like, he turned on that sweet voice. he scares me had he does that sweet voice. like your dad when you're in public, and he's nice and you know you're going to get spanked when you're in the car.
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the president's strategy was weird. kind of -- >> looking down. [ laughter ] not the most effective strategy. >> he was so shocked. all of a sudden, romney was different. he was like, well, i love education and parts of obama care. barack was like, who are you? he was shocked. >> pretty much what he said yesterday. >> yeah. looking down like, i don't know what's happening here. >> i want to ask you about a couple of things, the radio thing, how do you like radio? >> i like radio. it's fun. i have a show on sirrus xm. called come to papa. i've interviewed amazing people, mel brooks, jerry seinfeld, carl riner. it's great. when you interview people, you get to find things out you never know. >> i love interviews with comics. it's so fascinating to hear -- >> yeah, this one is going
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great. right? don't you feel? there's imaginic happening. >> i hope so. >> the new movie, doesn't come out with a while. >> it's called behind the candelabra, it's all about liberace. >> really? >> it's so funny. you're a comedian, no one trusts you. yeah, he was a flamboyant character and nobody knows about his private life. matt damon plays his lover and i play his manager. he was great. >> is michael douglas liberace? >> yes. he's great. >> you're not kidding me? >> it's true. he's been in vanity fair. no, it's not true. i'm actually in franken weenie which comes out today. i play the dog. >> tom papa, very funny, at the
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improv tonight and tomorrow night. tomorrow night is sold out. if you wango tonight. great to have you on the show. please come back. >> of course. >> am i going to allison? we'll go to allison. >> why not. >> back to you. >> thank you so much. get ready for family fun this weekend. the annual fall festival at cox farms promises a variety of activities, food and entertainment for the whole family. it runs all month long. sarah simmons out of the studio and in on the fun, live in centreville. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. this is a big year for cox farms. they never disappoint. they always have a great variety of pumpkins, things to do, and there's always something new every year. this year is big, because it's their 40th anniversary. i have to congratulate the cox father and son. that is a huge milestone. 40 years you've been doing this. >> it's been a lot of fun. it's evolved and we had no idea when we started we'd be running
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this pumpkin patch and have so many visitors. it's been great and we've enjoyed the journey. >> reporter: eric, you started the farm yourself. different location, then moved here. >> right. we moved here in '79. we were in herndon area in '72. had a road side stand in front of the house. had an honor system at one point. now we're exclusively out here. >> reporter: did you ever think it would get this big? this is like the attraction that people talk about, especially this time of year. >> yeah. in '79 we had a couple of school groups came out. a teacher wanted a hay ride. now it's evolved and every year we added a little new something and grown into what it is now. >> reporter: eric i want to bring in your son lucas. tell me, you know everything that's going on out here. you're like the guy to talk to. what's the big new thing this
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year people want to make sure they come out and see? >> like eric said, we're excited about the 40th anniversary. this year specifically, my sister and i have been working on field of fear, which is exciting for the teenagers. that's really fun. one thing i'm really excited about is the new hay ride route, which is the first time we've changed it big time in nine years. and we added a new spaceship and changed the route a lot. everybody seems to like it. >> reporter: a spaceship, too? aliens? >> they come out and give everybody high fives. it's fun. >> reporter: and we'll talk about the market next hour. new things there? >> yeah, we added a bakery. we bake our own cookies now. i've gained 5 pounds, i think. it's great. it's a lot of fun. >> reporter: a lot of kids out here having fun as well.
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kind of running around here a bit. hey, guys, what do you like coming out here to do? she's like, i don't know. this is part of the hay ride, as lucas was mentioning. this is something the kids can take part in. is it on the weekends or -- >> every day. they go out about every three or four minutes. we have 12 or 14 tractors. not too much of a line. it's all day. it's my favorite part of the festival, hands down. >> reporter: and this is the best pumpkin year, is that right? >> the best we've had in at least five years. last year was the worst. this year they're hard skinned and are nice and big. >> reporter: if you haven't been out here before, this is the year to come. best crop in years, you heard it. we'll have more coming up when fox 5 morning news returns. stay with us. ing itswork ers.
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under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm just in love with the flavor. i get mine black. i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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good friday morning to you. i'm alison seymour. >> i'm tony perkins. right now, a deadly outbreak of meningitis hitting our area. wisdom martin is back with what you need to know about the symptoms and who has been infected. >> going in circles, d.c.'s traffic circles can be a headache if you don't know what you're doing. they can be dangerous, too. how do you navigate around it in a safe manner? advice from aaa in today's ask allison. dave? >> allison, we've got a big one coming up. we're talking o's and nats in the playoffs. redskins a big one against the falcons. watch as a redskins player hijacks my interview. all that and more coming up in a moment. >> also, dave, donovan, he's in the studio with us this morning. he was inducted this year into


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